Research Objectives
The purpose of this project is to conduct a systematic study to examine rear end collisions between motorists and public transit buses to achieve the following objectives:

  • Determine if rear-end collisions are increasing
  • Conduct an assessment to ascertain the prevalence of rear end collisions
  • Identify conditions that exist when rear-end collisions occur (location, time of day, etc.)
  • Identify mitigation strategies for agencies that have identified rear-end collisions as a major issue
  • Assess impact of Yield to Bus and pull-out bays on rear-end collisions
  • Identify solutions and/or strategies to reduce rear-end collisions
  • Examine bus safety legislation in other states and assess whether Florida’s current statutes need to be revised

Project Schedule: December 2012 to March 2014

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